Ways to give

Make a difference

No matter your circumstances. No matter your age. No matter your financial situation. If making a difference in the world is something that’s important to you, there’s a way to give.

Areas of Need

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Giving Options

Nebraska Grow Crowdfunding

Our mission-inspired, project-focused crowdfunding tool enables passionate members of the general public, student organizations and University of Nebraska faculty, staff and alumni raise funds for special projects and help proposals reach new heights.

Honorary and Memorial Giving

Gifts made in memory or in honor of a family member, teacher, student or friend are generous and thoughtful ways to remember a person’s life and his or her accomplishments.

Matched Giving

If you or your spouse are employed by a company that provides a matching gift program, your contribution to the University of Nebraska Foundation could be significantly increased.

Corporate and Foundation Giving

Find out more about how corporations and foundations can support the University of Nebraska.

Mail a Check

Make a gift by printing and completing a gift form and mailing it with your contribution.

Payroll Giving

University of Nebraska employees may give through payroll deductions.

Donor-Advised Fund

A donor-advised fund is a way for a donor to make one gift to benefit multiple charitable organizations.

Women Investing in Nebraska

Women Investing in Nebraska is an initiative focused on collective giving by women who want to impact the state through philanthropy.

Gift Planning

There are many ways to give to the University of Nebraska and its affiliates. Through a well-constructed plan, you can create a meaningful legacy gift that also fulfills a strategic priority at the University.

Our gift planning experts are available to work with you and your advisers to structure a plan that will maximize benefits for you, your family, and the University of Nebraska.

Other ways to give

There are many ways to give to the university and its affiliates through the University of Nebraska Foundation.

You can give tangible personal property or commercial, residential or agricultural real estate. You can deed property, such as your home, as well as give securities — stocks, bonds or mutual funds. Another giving option is a retained life estate.

Tangible personal property is any property, other than land and buildings, that can be seen or touched. It includes furniture, books, jewelry, paintings, coins, sculptures, cars and even grain or livestock.

Farmland values have increased dramatically over many years. If this land were to be sold, the land owner could incur significant capital gains tax. Donating the land maximizes the impact of giving.

Measure your life by the difference 
you’ve made in someone else’s.

When you make a gift to the University of Nebraska Foundation you can trust that it will be used in the way in which it was intended. That’s a promise we’ve kept with our donors since our organization was founded in 1936.